2023/24 Champions League: Confirmed teams and pots

The trophy will be up for grabs again
The trophy will be up for grabs again / FABRICE COFFRINI/GettyImages

The 2023/24 UEFA Champions League will see the best teams in Europe fight it out to be crowned the most dominant club in the land.

Sleeping giants have risen in 2022/23 with a number of teams enjoying resurgences to book their spots in next season's competition, while the usual heavy-hitters like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City will once again be among the top sides to beat.

Here's the state of play right now for the 2023/24 Champions League, including teams who have already qualified and the pots they can expect to be in once the draw rolls around.

2023/24 Champions League confirmed teams

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Arsenal are back in the Champions League / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

The Champions League and Europa League winners are placed into Pot 1 alongside the league champions of the top six associations based off 2022 UEFA country coefficients. With a number of league placings still to be determined before the end of the 2022/23 season, pots still aren't finalised.

Manchester City, Barcelona and Napoli are the only teams in that criteria to have won the league title already, with the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Primeira Ligue races still to be decided.

Arsenal and Newcastle will join City as representatives from the Premier League, with Manchester United soon to officially book their spot.

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have taken the title race to the final day in Germany with the latter two points ahead. Both will be in the UCL next season, with RB Leizpig and either Union Berlin or Freiburg joining them.

Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid have sealed qualification spots in Spain, while Juventus' point deduction has helped Lazio secure a place in Italy. Paris Saint-Germain are on the verge of wrapping up the Ligue 1 title. Lens look set to take the second group stage qualification place in France, with Marseille currently third which comes with a third qualifying round entry.

Portuguese sides Porto and Benfica, Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg, Eredivisie winners Feyenoord, Scottish giants Celtic and Serbian team Crvena zvezda have all booked their spots

2023/24 Champions League confirmed play-off teams

No sides have yet been confirmed for the 2023/24 Champions League play-off round.

12 teams play in this round. Eight sides come from the Champions Path - two of which will be the champions of the Belgian and Ukrainian leagues - and six winners from the third qualifying round. Four winners from the third qualifying round enter the League Path.

The seeding for both paths are yet to be confirmed.

When is the 2023/24 Champions League group stage draw

The draw for the 2023/24 Champions League group stage will take place on 31 August 2023. The 32 teams are seeded into four pots and then picked randomly in eight different groups. It will be available to watch on UEFA's website and their social media platforms.

No two teams from the same country can be drawn together in the group stage.

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2023/24 Champions League group stage pots

Pot 1


2022/23 Champions League winners

2022/23 Europa League winners

Manchester City



2022/23 Bundesliga champions

2022/23 Ligue 1 champions

2022/23 Primeira Liga champions

Pot 1 or 2


Bayern Munich

Paris Saint-Germain

Pot 1, 2 or 3


Borussia Dortmund



Pot 1, 3 or 4



Pot 2


Real Madrid

Pot 2 or 3


Atletico Madrid

RB Leipzig


Pot 2, 3 or 4


Crvena zvezda


2022/23 Premier League third place

2022/23 Premier League fourth place

2022/23 La Liga third or fourth place

2022/23 Serie A runners up

2022/23 Serie A third place

2022/23 Serie A fourth place

2022/23 Bundesliga fourth place

2022/23 Ligue 1 runners up

2022/23 Austrian Bundesliga champions

4 Champions Path winners

2 League Path winners

When is the 2023/24 Champions League final?

There won't be many places in London to watch men's Champions League football in England next season, but the nation's capital will host the final at Wembley Stadium on 1 June 2024.